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by superstorm sandy, david? >> that's a good question. i know as far south as atlantic city during high tide we saw moderate coastal flooding and wash in that area. the winds now not only for the jersey shore and long island connecticut, now have it going offshore. the coastal flood warnings are confined along the massachusetts and maine shoreline. and, again, that should gradually abate as we go throughout the day. still there's threat of high water. >> david bernard, thank you so much. we'll be checking back with you later. >>> this blizzard is huge big enough for place in winter storm history. as we reported major power outages are being reported the morning and the city in the bull's eye is boston. our own terrell brown is there this morning. terrell, how's it looking? >> reporter: anthony, good morning to you. snow is still coming down and power outages are the main concern across the statement we really saw the numbers take a big jump overnight. more than 4,000 customers in this state are in the dark and here's the reason why. we went out and grabbed pictures of t
. >>> areas hard hit by superstorm sandy are about to get slammed again by blizzard conditions. sandy are about to get slammed again by blizzard conditions. it's february 8th. captions paid for by abc, inc. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. a busy start to the weekend. that's right. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. accuweather predicts hurricane force winds and two feet of snow. that's our top story. >>> another major headline, the all-out search for an ex-cop accused of killing three people. his motives and threats as southern california is under siege. >> such a frightening story and really a national manhunt at this point. >>> also this morning a "world news now "follow up as lawmakers demand tighter gun regulations. there is a new focus on mental health care. hear from an outspoken minnesota sheriff who is now leading that discussion. >>> and the need for speed. the fearless skateboarder who is in trouble after he took a joyride on busy streets going up to 43 miles an hour. lots of downhills, i'm assuming. >> looking good. all ri
, virginia. in new york, long lines and fears of fuel shortages like after superstorm sandy. >> there is no need to panic buying gas for your cars. all indications are the gas supply is plentiful and deliveries will not be disrupted. >> reporter: at the airport, at least 4,500 flights canceled through sunday and delays felt as far away as los angeles. in boston, getting off the roads and home was most important. >> my concern is about the power. >> i heard we might get a foot or two. so it sounds like the blizzard of '78 which i grew up hearing my parents talk about. and it may be our turn now. >> reporter: diane, the worst of it is just getting under way, it will go through the early morning hours. we've had a 50-plus miles per hour gust. i have the goggles and i'm going to need it here. as will everyone else. into the overnight. diane? >> snappy goggles, but you do need that protection. thanks so much, ginger. so you're ordered off the roads in boston. but gio benitez is out on other roads for us tonight in hartford, connecticut. >> reporter: we're making the drive through
this weather here. but you know, other people they learn their lesson following superstorm sandy and hunkered down and topped off the gas tanks and got all sorts of supplies and food and nonperishables and enjoying the day. back to you. >> you're exactly right. preparation was key. thanks so much, kelly. >> well, we're getting new information on near historic snowfall totals and the storm is not over, it's churning for another couple of hours and rick reichmuth is live outside our studios, the good thing you can say about this, it happened going into a saturday, a weekend. >> certainly that helps for folks, you don't have to be on the roads going to work and that's the only real positive of it. the images you're seeing in central park there with anna looking pretty good, however, if you go around 40 miles piece of here, that's where it was mayhem and we saw some snowfall accumulating at the rate of about 6 inches an hour and then stranded a ton of cars out on the lie and abandon the cars and they're stuck out there. take a look at the weather maps, where we saw the worst of it. new york city
of one but allison, you're mentioning four. it appears people learned lessens following superstorm sandy and heeding the warnings. traffic bans were in place. police in new york mentioned there were hundreds of cars stuck on the long island expressway. people really thinking back to the blizzard of '78 when the last travel plan was in place in boston. residents have been getting hit hard and they're trying to keep up with the snowfall. let's take a listen. >> this is the second time i've been out. i only got this little snowblower. i need a plow. >> reporter: over 600,000 power outages around massachusetts and rhode island. outages are not as bad in new york and new jersey, connecticut. there's about 39,000 there. the airports in new york and boston, hartford, those are all closed. we're learning nuclear is trying to get -- newark is trying to get that airport open and get people in the air to their destinations. one good thing about this, we haven't seen kids yet because it's early, but it's a nice snow day for folks. it's nice it happened on the weekend, because there would have been m
. >>> thousands of superstorm sandy victims are bracing for the worst all over again. mary snow has been in staten island which is getting hit very, very hard. she's got more on this part of the story. >> reporter: snowstorms should be a time for nick camarata to make money repairing snow blowers but his business was destroyed by sandy and he's working out of a badly damaged home. he can't afford another setback. >> as you can see, i got as far as i could trying to rebuild, you know, and i'm in week -- what are we in? week 15? 15 weeks of living in hell. and under these conditions, i couldn't bear another title surge or water coming into the house and causing any more problems than we already have. we've been through enough. >> reporter: we first met camarato when water ravaged the first floor of his home and refused to leave with his family. he suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder. his biggest struggle right now, he says, his emotions. how big of a setback do you think this storm is even if it doesn't do widespread damage, how big of a setback is it just on your psyche? >> you know, you've
attention after superstorm sandy and working with the president. his reaction to people giving advice about his weight and what he could do, he is kind of a hot head about it, and the temperament might not be there. >> right. not always. i mean, i guess he was on "letterman" on monday and talked about it there. on tuesday he was sort of intro spektive about it, and the comments he made, his office then put it on youtube, and then by wednesday possibly when it got to the third day of talking about this, i think at that point he had sort of had enough. >> certainly it's very personal to have to go through something like that. not public. unfortunately, he is a public figure. the questions come up. michael, it's great to see you. thank you for being patient with me this morning. i appreciate it. >> all right, that's going to wrap things up for me today. i appreciate your time. we're going to be back on monday at 11:00 a.m. eastern, but don't go anywhere. "now with alex wagner" is coming up next. alex, still apocalypse to cover or something else? >> all snow-pocalypse for the next hour. we have
,000 customers. some who had a week in the dark after superstorm sandy, aren't sure how long the power will be out this time. >> can't get much worse. we're hoping for the best. >> reporter: in the rockaway section of new york city, it's a similar feeling of here we go again. this home was flooded during sandy, forcing sheila out for six weeks. this time, she's staying put. >> it's a little disheartening we're getting just hit and hit and hit. >> reporter: many decided to stock up on ice and gasoline for the generatogenerator. the response says this will be faster because they, too, learned their lesson. making sure crews were in place before the snow started falling. what part of the storm concerning you the most? >> not only snow. but winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. >> reporter: it's up to crews like this team, called in from ontario, canada, to go to work. >> dig a hole, put a new pole in. >> reporter: that process, how long does it take? >> could be hours. could be minutes, depends on where it is. >> reporter: and these crews who have been called in from out of town, they hav
in the northeast. you just lived through superstorm sandy, pommelled the region, that was back in the end of october. and one of the hardest hit areas, staten island, new york, that's where mary snow is today. tell me how people are doing, how they're feeling today. >> reporter: brooke, the thing that people keep saying is here we go again. this is a punch in the gut, and the last thing people here needed. look around me. get a sense of how much work still needs to be done. if we can just pan over, right near us is a tent where volunteers provide meals every day to people here on staten island, in ts section that was so badly damaged. that's where we met steve chatty. he's displaced with his family. he says he comes here every day for his meals. he says he can't believe that he's still living this way and is in disbelief that another major storm is headed here. >> to be honest with you, becoming numb as far as any weather related, you know, issues. we don't have anything left to lose anymore. we lost everything. so i couldn't worry more about it. it is not going to help with anything. jus
as they were with superstorm sandy. listen to home depot customer rick martinez. >> if the power goes down, my -- i have hot air. that will not work. i have small children. that is my biggest concern. >> gas tanks. filling up the tank for the snow blower. plan on using it this evening. >> reporter: he certainly will be using that snow blower. good news for him is he didn't need one coming in to the storm. it is out of snow blowers, generators. it is also out of gasoline cans. all of that can be related back to sandy. think about generators. typically bought before a hurricane. it is different this time. so many people left without power after sandy so a lot of people coming in here. they sold 50-plus generators in 24 hours, alone and earlier sold out of salt and that ice melt. they just got a couple of palettes in. people came right over. they took about half of the palettes away and still demand for that. rest of the stuff, you're out of luck in hackensack. back to you. >> mary thompson, thank you. i think we have someone on the phone that knows a thing or two about the cancelations and delay
superstorm sandy are fresh in his mind and the mind of many people in the new york city area. new york city police commissioner ray kelly is here with me. we'll be talking in just a moment. we want to go to the north first and new england which has been getting pummeled through the day. this is one of the ten biggest storms in history. in boston right now, already breaking the record of 27 inches which was set ten years ago back in 2003. and that is the fear that made massachusetts governor duvall patrick to take drastic action. he said, if you are on the road driving after 4:00 this afternoon, you could face a year in jail. a significant step to make. "outfront," jason carroll, he's live in boston. ali velshi is live. jason, it has been a pretty incredible day there. and record snowfall throughout. what's it been like? >> well, i have to tell you, erin, condition here in boston are frankly miserable. it's a kind of icy snow that's been blowing around in your face. and just to give you an idea the condition of snow, earlier today it was very sticky. it's starting to become much more powdery
you think about superstorm sandy, a lot of people got caught offguard, so you find people doing everything to be ready this time. they say it's a five-day supply of water you should have. >> right. that's what we're looking at. if you have any information or video, pass it along to me. >> thanks, george. >>> maine braces for intense snow. we will be speaking to that state's emergency management director for an update coming up. to find you a great deal, even if it's not with us. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that, too. actually, we invented that. it's like a sauna in here. helping you save, even if it's not with us -- now, that's progressive! call or click today. no mas pantalones! in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep
in staten island, which was an area hit hard by superstorm sandy. we'll go there next. [ male announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance in sync? try align. it's the number one ge recommended probiotic that helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ stay in the groove with align. ♪ need help keeping your digestive balance in sync? try align. it's a probiotic that fortifies your digestive system with healthy bacteria 24/7. because your insides set the tone. stay in the groove with align. >>> blizzard pummeling the northeast tonight is the last thing staten island needs. three months ago, hurricane sandy hit the borough hard. now, a snow storm. gary tuchman joins us from staten island. that community was hit very hard by sandy just three months ago. >> well, anderson, staten island is not getting as much snow as massachusetts or connecticut, but nowhere in the blizzard zone was there more anxiety because of what happened here three months ago. staten island is 5% of the population of new york city, but in more than half of the deaths, 23 people died here in staten island from hurri
? in the wake of superstorm sandy, people are concerned, will they be weeks without power? >> i wouldn't think weeks. couple of days at the most. for the most part they have a great plan, trying to restore the biggest block first. >> sure. >> if you are without power, make sure you call national grid and let them know you do not have power. otherwise they don't know. >> reporter: i want to get to my colleague, susan candiotti, who is in boston. boston got dumped on even more than we did in providence. over 400,000 without power. susan, is it subsiding a bit where you are? >> reporter: well, it comes and it goes. sometimes we get those powerful wind gusts and then, like now, it seems a bit calm. certainly the snow is much flake yer, lighter than it was during all day yesterday and into the night, when it was that heavy, wet snow that you can easily make a snowball out of. now we are sitting back, because we're noticing that the winds are expected to pick up during the day. and that means -- that, combined with the lighter snow, authorities will be looking for a lot of drifting to happen and tha
the power lines. >> absolutely. that's something we saw during superstorm sandy. just these trees that were taking power lines down one after another. but ashleigh, as painful as it is to watch when the wind blow, i bet there are tens of thousands of children out there having the best day of the winter. >> reporter: mine inclumded. >> thanks, ashleigh. we'll come right back to you. blizzard warnings are in place for long island and up the maine coast. connecticut is reporting high snowfall with a few locations with over 30 inches. some nearing 40 inches. portland, maine, got 29.3 inches of snow, breaking the old all-time record of 27.1 inches in 1979. boston's logan international airport got almost 22 inches of snow. while snowfall is ending in new york, connecticut, and long island, it will be followed by boston and the new england coast later this evening. >>> all airports are now open. yes, believe it or not, in new york. but commercial flights will be running really on a delayed schedule. planes got to come in from somewhere. a total of nearly 4,800 flights have been canceled. united ai
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